8th parallel south

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8th parallel south

The 8th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 8 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Ocean and South America.

Two sections of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola are defined by the parallel.

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Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 8° south passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
8°0′S 0°0′E / 8.000°S 0.000°E / -8.000; 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Atlantic Ocean
8°0′S 13°11′E / 8.000°S 13.183°E / -8.000; 13.183 (Angola)  Angola
8°0′S 17°29′E / 8.000°S 17.483°E / -8.000; 17.483 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°0′S 18°10′E / 8.000°S 18.167°E / -8.000; 18.167 (Angola)  Angola
8°0′S 18°18′E / 8.000°S 18.300°E / -8.000; 18.300 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°0′S 18°23′E / 8.000°S 18.383°E / -8.000; 18.383 (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Angola border)  Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Angola border
8°0′S 18°31′E / 8.000°S 18.517°E / -8.000; 18.517 (Angola)  Angola
8°0′S 18°48′E / 8.000°S 18.800°E / -8.000; 18.800 (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Angola border)  Democratic Republic of the Congo /  Angola border
8°0′S 19°22′E / 8.000°S 19.367°E / -8.000; 19.367 (Angola)  Angola
8°0′S 21°46′E / 8.000°S 21.767°E / -8.000; 21.767 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°0′S 30°27′E / 8.000°S 30.450°E / -8.000; 30.450 (Lake Tanganyika) Lake Tanganyika
8°0′S 30°53′E / 8.000°S 30.883°E / -8.000; 30.883 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
8°0′S 39°27′E / 8.000°S 39.450°E / -8.000; 39.450 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just south of the island of Mafia,  Tanzania
8°0′S 39°45′E / 8.000°S 39.750°E / -8.000; 39.750 (Tanzania)  Tanzania Island of Chole
8°0′S 39°48′E / 8.000°S 39.800°E / -8.000; 39.800 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
8°0′S 110°15′E / 8.000°S 110.250°E / -8.000; 110.250 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
8°0′S 114°25′E / 8.000°S 114.417°E / -8.000; 114.417 (Bali Sea) Bali Sea Passing just north of the island of Bali,  Indonesia
8°0′S 117°9′E / 8.000°S 117.150°E / -8.000; 117.150 (Flores Sea) Flores Sea Passing just north of the island of Sumbawa,  Indonesia
8°0′S 122°47′E / 8.000°S 122.783°E / -8.000; 122.783 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just north of the island of Flores,  Indonesia
Passing just north of the island of Alor,  Indonesia
8°0′S 125°43′E / 8.000°S 125.717°E / -8.000; 125.717 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Liran and Wetar
8°0′S 125°48′E / 8.000°S 125.800°E / -8.000; 125.800 (Wetar Strait) Wetar Strait Passing just north of the island of Kisar,  Indonesia
8°0′S 129°39′E / 8.000°S 129.650°E / -8.000; 129.650 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Babar
8°0′S 129°48′E / 8.000°S 129.800°E / -8.000; 129.800 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
8°0′S 131°12′E / 8.000°S 131.200°E / -8.000; 131.200 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Yamdena
8°0′S 131°19′E / 8.000°S 131.317°E / -8.000; 131.317 (Arafura Sea) Arafura Sea
8°0′S 137°50′E / 8.000°S 137.833°E / -8.000; 137.833 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Islands of Yos Sudarso and New Guinea
8°0′S 141°1′E / 8.000°S 141.017°E / -8.000; 141.017 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
8°0′S 143°55′E / 8.000°S 143.917°E / -8.000; 143.917 (Gulf of Papua) Gulf of Papua
8°0′S 145°48′E / 8.000°S 145.800°E / -8.000; 145.800 (Papua New Guinea)  Papua New Guinea Island of New Guinea
8°0′S 147°57′E / 8.000°S 147.950°E / -8.000; 147.950 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
8°0′S 156°31′E / 8.000°S 156.517°E / -8.000; 156.517 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Ranongga
8°0′S 156°35′E / 8.000°S 156.583°E / -8.000; 156.583 (Solomon Sea) Solomon Sea
8°0′S 156°56′E / 8.000°S 156.933°E / -8.000; 156.933 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of Kolombangara
8°0′S 157°11′E / 8.000°S 157.183°E / -8.000; 157.183 (Kula Gulf) Kula Gulf
8°0′S 157°23′E / 8.000°S 157.383°E / -8.000; 157.383 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Island of New Georgia
8°0′S 157°33′E / 8.000°S 157.550°E / -8.000; 157.550 (New Georgia Sound) New Georgia Sound
8°0′S 158°53′E / 8.000°S 158.883°E / -8.000; 158.883 (Solomon Islands)  Solomon Islands Santa Isabel Island
8°0′S 159°24′E / 8.000°S 159.400°E / -8.000; 159.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Passing just south of the island of Dai,  Solomon Islands
8°0′S 178°20′E / 8.000°S 178.333°E / -8.000; 178.333 (Tuvalu)  Tuvalu Nukufetau atoll
8°0′S 178°24′E / 8.000°S 178.400°E / -8.000; 178.400 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean The parallel defines the northern maritime boundary of the  Cook Islands from the 167th meridian west to the 156th meridian west
8°0′S 140°43′W / 8.000°S 140.717°W / -8.000; -140.717 (French Polynesia)  French Polynesia Island of Eiao
8°0′S 140°40′W / 8.000°S 140.667°W / -8.000; -140.667 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
8°0′S 79°13′W / 8.000°S 79.217°W / -8.000; -79.217 (Peru)  Peru
8°0′S 73°40′W / 8.000°S 73.667°W / -8.000; -73.667 (Brazil)  Brazil Acre
Amazonas
Rondônia
Amazonas
Mato Grosso
Pará
Tocantins
Maranhão - for about 11 km
Tocantins
Maranhão
Piauí
Pernambuco
Paraíba
Pernambuco
8°0′S 34°50′W / 8.000°S 34.833°W / -8.000; -34.833 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just to the south of Ascension Island,  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

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